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. david letterman, dustin hoffman and led zeppelin head the list of this year's honors, america's highest cultural awards. honors, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. negotiations continue today in washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, but so far there's been more rhetoric than resolve. there's now less than a month to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in next year. john boehner said he can't believe the latest white house proposal. the obama administration insists there's no deal without a tax increase. susan mcginnis is in washington with details this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. it may appear the two sides are nowhere but these talks are expected to pick up dramatically very soon. december is here and as they say here in washington the lawmakers can smell the jet fumes meaning the planes taking them home for their holiday recess. what we're hearing there should be a deal by christmas. the white house is already decorate
. >> and it is a side of dustin hoffman we rarely see. the two-time oscar winner opens up and looks back on a long career. >> that's right. the honoree talked with gayle king. looks like they're singing too. i love it. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] if you care for someone with mild to moderate alzheimer's, you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your questions. and your loved one can get exelon patch free for 30 days. if the doctor feels it's right for them. it cannot change how the disease progresses. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight. patients who weigh less than 110 pounds may experience more side effects. people at risk for stomach ulcers who take certain other medicines should talk to their doctor because serious stomach problems such as bleed
honor as wards to this year's crop of entertainment icons including david letterman, dustin hoffman. we'll have that story and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. >>> today in cincinnati, stunned city officials are trying to learn what went wrong last night outside a rock concert by a british group called the who. a huge crowd waiting for general admission seats suddenly surged toward entrance doors. the people elbowing and kicking each other. many were pushed under, and the crowd stampeded over them. 11 died. restore revive rejuvenate rebuild rebuild rebuild try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's
for the kennedy center's honors. members of led zeppelin, david letterman, dustin hoffman and many others. we'll have that and much more coming up this monday morning on "first look." and a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. one solution being heard more and more about solving the nation's financial showdown could be actually allowing the deadline to pass and letting america go over the fiscal cliff. that would allow tax rates to rise on everybody. then congress could come back after the new year and cut taxes on everyone but the wealthy. nbc's mike viqueira has the story. >> reporter: administration optimism for a deal. but only if republicans give in on raising rates for the wealthy. >> you think we'll get a deal by the end of the year? >> i do. the only thing that stands in the way of a deal right now is if a group of republican members decide they're going to block the deal because they want to extend tax cuts. we can't afford for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> reporter: john boehner dug in. no rate rises on anyone. >> the president's idea of a negotiation is roll over
david letterman, dustin hoffman and the surviving members of led zeppelin. the president is the addressing defense issues nationally and globally. he told boyko borisov, they talk plan on talking about leadership in nato as well as involvement with the international security assistance force in afghanistan. the president will speak at the cooperative stlet reduction symposium at the national defense university. that program is based on a law that was response orders by senator sam nunn and is aimed a lot of weapons of mass destruction in former soviet union states. he will talk about the progress in the specific area of national defense. and the election was nearly a month ago, but many states are still tallying their ballots. the united states election project is gathering some of that data and as found 28 states are reporting their official and final results. according to that samples size 59% of eligible voters cast their ballots this november and in nevada .6% voted for none of the above in the presidential race. >> that's the only state a
dustin hoffman will be able to add a new honor to that impressive list. we'll tell you what it is. >>> first, if you're looking for a getaway, think springtime in paris. that's where we find our this week's travel insider. >> reporter: i lived in paris during college, so going back always brings back memories. one of my favorite things to do, then and now, sit outside and sip espresso or a glass of wine at a cafe. the french invented the concept. cafe de flore is my pick. if you've never been to paris, take an afternoon on a sunny day and ride these large sight-seeing boats, that are open air and allow you to see the entire city by sea. for the arts, this museum which houses spectacular murals by monet. for shopping, head to the madison avenue of paris. then grab your walking shoes and head to the champs-elysees. it's a great way to work off a meal. speaking of food, don't forget to buy a real baguette sandwich or a crepe on the street. soon, you'll feel like a native. cnn, paris. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on
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along with robert plant, john paul jones and jimmy page of led zeppelin, actor dustin hoffman, bluesman buddy guy and ballerina nationally mack rova it will be broadcast on december 26th right here on cbs. next up on tonight's "cbs evening news", they were in need following katrina. now they're the ones helping after sandy. >> jeff: a contributioned to superstorm sandy rebuilding effort is coming in the form of cash. as elaine quijano tells us tonight an invaluable contribution 6 time and skills is being made by out of town firefighters eager to repay a debt of gratitude. >> they had never met before. but ken rueter and david nick connected like old friends. >> i'm from new orleans, we hug people. >> a lot of happy memories here. >> oh, absolutely. >> reporter: for 16 years rueter has worked as a dispatcher for new york city's fire department. >> how high did the water come. >> the water was up to about here. >> reporter: sandy's storm surge devastated the home his family has owned since 1987. david nick is a new orleans fire department captain. one of 36 firefighters from his city volu
received the honors along with dustin hoffman and led zeppelin and buddy guy. the kennedy center honors will air on cbs the day after christmas. >>> and the finale of "the twilight" saga held top office. "breaking dawn," "lincoln," "rising of pi" round it out. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nats with more than 60-thousand lights... it's hard to miss. after a two- year hiatus...e caltrain "holiday train" std [cheers and applause] >>> with more than 60,000 lights it is hard to miss it. after a two-year high eightis, the train stopped at eight stations it this weekend to collect toys for local children. during each stop, people had a chance to snap photos of santa -- with santa. all of the donations went to the salvation army. >>> all right, not too much rain our way. be careful oned with. >>s yes. ed with a little wet. the next
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kennedy center honorees from dustin hoffman to led zeppelin and hitting the golf links with former president bill clinton. the guy with whom he will have to make a deal to end the standoff on the fiscal cliff house speaker john boehner requested time on fox news to publicly declare the president's opening bid a nonstarter. >> i was flabbergasted. we're nowhere. >> treasury secretary tim geithner did the full ginsberg with taped appearances on all five shows. nothing will happen until budget tax rates and the ball is now in their court. >> the only thing that stands in the way of a deal right now is if a group of republican members decide there have been a block because they can't afford the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> how much is theater and how much are the two sides locked into positions that remain far apart? the president's plan called for higher tax rates on the wealthiest americans to the tune of $1.6 trillion over ten years along with the combination of new spending and some spending cuts. mitch mcconnell said he, quote, burst into laughter. still, the white house is maki
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of hoffman and david letterman. -- dustin hoffman and david letterman. [applause] >> david letterman. >> natalia mackarova. [applause] >> led zepliln. [applause] -- led zeplin. ♪ >> ladies and of lead, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. [applause] >> hello. hello. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you. thank you. great. everybody please have a seat. thank you. good evening, everybody. you all look lovely. welcome to the white house on a night when i am no where close to being the main attraction. thank you, david rubenstein, michael kaiser, and the kennedy center trusties and everyone who has worked so hard to hold president kennedy's commitment to supporting the arts. i also want to recognize another one of president kennedy's amazing legacy, and that is his wonderful daughter, caroline, who is here tonight. [applause] none of this would be possible without the co-chairs of the president's committee on arts and humanities, george stevens. there he is. [applause] and his son, michael. where did michael go? there he is. they have prod
dustin hoffman, led zeppelin and more. and the president spoke to them at a white house reception and pointed out a hiccup in his own speech writing process. >> we've got buddy guy sitting next to dustin hoffman. we've got dave letterman alongside one of the greatest ballerinas of all time, i don't think dave dances. i worked with the speech writers, there's no smooth transition from ballet to led zeppelin. of course, these guys also redefined the rock and roll lifestyle. we do not have video of this, but there was some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around. so it's fitting that we're doing this in a room with windows that are about three inches thick. >> anyway, here is meryl streep by the way also in town for the event taking a picture of herself. here she is and secretary hillary clinton. bill clinton along others says said if there's a movie made by hillary clinton meryl streep should get the part. >>> next, secretary who? at a u.n. event to benefit people with disantibiotics, john mccain took on the rumors of who will be the next secretary of state after an introduction f
, david letterman there in the back. the rock band led zeppelin and dustin hoffman there on the far end. >>> the number this evening, 9,000. that wasn't the price tag but it could have been. a woman at a milwaukee good will store bought this painting for $12. it's not any painting. it's called "red nose." it's a lithograph by american artist calder. the real value, $9,000. she says she has no plans to sell it. saying the $12 piece of art work has really grown on her. >>> a heart warming holiday gesture. a landlord has gone viral. he sent out a letter saying please deduct $70 from your month for the month of december and perhaps use the moneys to purchase something special for someone in your life. the man who posted it, said best landlord ever. we want to hear from you and make the index. you can tweet me your ideas. i'm @davidmuir on twitter. when we come back, end it like beckham. his american adventure ends this weekend. what a sweet ending it was. what he is willing to reveal about his next big play. one on one right after the break here. making it hard to breathe, copd i thought th
and actor dustin hoffman. >> motley crue gets the nation's highest awards for those who influenced american culture through the arts. mr. obama said all the honorees rose to the top after very humble beginnings. congrats to it all. >> we just have to comment about what the first lady was wearing. michelle obama turned to michael kors for the jewel-encrusted gold lame gown. for those attempting that regal look, rob. >> the first lady, and this from the state department reception honoring those kennedy center honorees. of course, that is former first lady and current secretary of state hillary clinton and meryl streep doing what many of us do at a party, taking a quick snap of themselves on an iphone. >> i wonder if they have instagram. >>> next, what's at least the fourth piece of valuable art that turned up at a goodwill store. it's a print called appropriately enough "red nose." bought at goodwill back in may for $12. >> turns out "red nose" was done in 1969 by american artist alexander calder. it was 9,000 bucks. the woman who bought it said she is keeping it at least for now. >>> and now
. received this year's kennedy center honors along with dustin hoffman, led zeppelin, and buddy guy and ballerina natalia makarova. the kennedy center honors will air on cbs the day after christmas. always love that. >> i do, too, it's fun. >>> the finale of the "twilight" saga held the top spot at the box office for a third weekend in a row. >> they like vampires. what can you say. breaking down edged out skyfall, lincoln, rise of the guardians and "life of pi." sigh? pi. >>> the ultimate playboy is ready to say i do again. >> tmz.com reports hugh hefner is engaged to crystal harris. the couple will get married at the playboy mansion on new year's eve and this isn't the first time they have planned to walk down the "aisle." she called off the wedding about a week before the big day but apparently they may go through with it this time. >> cold feet? >> he is li 85? >>> it's 4:56. the fiscal clock is ticking. is there a solution in sight? >> a coast guard member killed while on the job. what went wrong during an operation. the two suspected smugglers now under arrest this morning.
, jimmy page. who else is there? dustin hoffman. stay in thous and get something done. >> dana: boon and crockett annual dinner, 125th anniversary. at the museum of natural history. you have to visit if you can. the project manager refurbished a ma ma'am exhibit and two-year project and it's spectacular. bob, you like the five and i said i would bring you to see it. amazing. you could learn a lot. greatest thing about the wildlife and sportsmanship. >> bob: let's hear more about greg's book. >> greg: a lovely woman i met on tour. this is rachel's mother. rachel was the chick-fil-a clerk who was harassed by that jerk. showed incredible
of quick but that's how i am. >> axelrod: ...the love-struck, clueless widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> ♪ ooh, i love to dance the side step. he reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor in "the best little whorehouse in texas," and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. >> it's good to hear your voice. >> axelrod: charles durning grew yo poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher at a burlesque house. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to nit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. r rarely spoke about that day, natirecalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge. and the first and third man got killed. hereporter: later, he was bayoneted by a german soldier afore killing him with a rock. durning won a silver star and three purple hearts. like so many depression era kids, charles durning loved to work. "if i'm not
and renowned character actor charles durning has died. known for his versatile roles like dustin hoffman's in "infatuated" and "tootsie." he landed in norm andy on d-day and was awarded purple hearts for his service during world war ii. his aging affirmed to people magazine the actor died of natural causes at his manhattan home. durning was 89 years old. >>> 6:38. rumors have been swirling for weeks, but jessica simpson has remained mum about a second pregnancy until now. the new mom took to twitter to announce that baby maxwell is going to be a big sister. the weight watchers spokeswoman and her fiancee, eric johnson, had their daughter on may 1st, and they chose christmas day to announce the merry news, another bundle of joy is on the way. >>> after days of rumors, ben affleck is finally putting the speculation of his possible run at politics to rest. the actor posted a message on facebook that he is not quitting his day job. he wrote "i love massachusetts, and our political process, but i am not running for office. " affleck grew up in massachusetts and was rumored to be considered r
the performing arts. -- was at the honorees' dinner. there's david hoffman, dustin hoffman and the surviving members of led zeppelin. and there were ballerinas. >>> 7:19. don't put your umbrellas away just yet. steve paulson says more rain is heading our way. he will tell us when to expect and rain. >>> and the tunnel collapse on a major highway in japan. what investigators say probably caused it. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbng ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> in japan, at least nine feel are dead, seven others still missing after a portion of a three-mile tunnel collapsed on a major highway. it happened yesterday about 50- mile west of tokyo. investigators say bolts used to secure concrete slabs to the tunnel ceiling were missing. >>> a medical of the coast guard is dead, another -- a member of the coast guard is dead, another hurt. their boat was rammed by another boat with no lights. two were thrown in the water by the impact. horn suffered traumatic head inju
. >> reporter: the love-struck widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> i love to dance. >> reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge and the first and third men got killed. >> reporter: later he was bayonetted by a german soldier, before killing him with a rock. he won a purple star and three purple hearts. charles durning loved to work. if i'm not in a part he once said said i'd drive my wife crazy. for "cbs this morning," i'm jim axelrod in new york. >> you know, i'd seen a lot of his movies. i didn't k
. tonight's annual gala event honored the entertainment great including dustin hoffman, david letterman, led -zeplin and chicago's buddy guy. they received the award for culture and the arts. >>> the" twilight" finale held on to the number one spot for the third straight weekend earning more than $250 million domestically since it opened. "sky fall" hung on to second place followed by" lincoln," "rise of the guardians" and" life of pi." they should top $10 billion for the year next weekend. and now one last check on the weather with leigh glaser. >> we'll check one more time with live doppler 7hd. mainly clear conditions and no returns being picked up right now. that moisture has moved to the south and to the east of us. a nice break tonight and tomorrow, and then we will see a weaker system bring us more rain as we head into tuesday night and wednesday. if you are traveling tomorrow, trying to escape some of the weather, let's go ahead and take you back east. new york 60 tomorrow and 67 for washington, d.c. sunshine from chicago toward st. louis. dallas 82 and sunny. denver 56 degrees and l
to break the deadlock. tonight's annual gala event honored the entertainment great including dustin hoffman, david letterman, led -zeplin and chicago's buddy guy. they received the award for culture and the arts. >>> the" twilight" finale held on to the number one spot foreed earning more than $250 million domestically since it opened. "sky fall" hung on to second place followed by" lincoln," "rise of the guardians" and" life of pi." they should top $10 billion for the year next weekend. and now one last check on the weather with leigh glaser. >> we'll check one more time with live doppler 7hd. mainly clear conditions and no returns being picked up right now. that moisture has moved to the south and to the east of us. a nice break tonight and tomorrow, and then we will see a weaker system bring us more rain as we head into tuesday night and wednesday. if you are traveling tomorrow, trying to escape some of the weather, let's go ahead and take you back east. new york 60 tomorrow and 67 for washington, d.c. sunshine from chicago toward st. louis. dallas 82 and sunny. denver 56 degrees and los
, president obama hosted the honorees and offered some humor. >> we've got buddy guy sitting next to dustin hoffman. we've got dave letterman alongside one of the greatest ballerinas of all time. i don't think dave dances. there's no smooth transition from ballerina to led zeplin. we do not have video of this. but there was some hotel rooms trashed. and it's fitting that we're doing this in a room with windows that are about three inches thick. >> the night was filled with performances and heartfelt congratulations. it was a star-studded night. hillary clinton taking this picture with meryl streep. >> you want to win the world series. do you quit, 1-0? no. you keep going. you keep going. do you quit when you're done 1-0 in debates?
to be okay. really. >> remember cramer versus cramer, 1979? an award winning film starring dustin hoffman and merrill styl. i've got a story that is kind of the same but a lot more complicated. it involves the custody fight of a 5-year-old girl and an international treaty. plus, a supreme court decision that could decide which parent that little girl ends up living with. cnn's correspondence joe johns with the details. >> reporter: chafin is in the middle of the custody battle between two parent at the end of the a rocky marriage. >> my daughter, she's my sparkle. she's everything. she's everything for me. >> i believe i will never see her again. >> reporter: it's a complicated legal fight dealing with international borders and treaties and important enough that the u.s. supreme court has taken the case. the last time she was in the u.s., her father shot this video of her. but now she lives in scotland where her more lynn is from. a federal judge ruled that she could take her back to scotland despite the father's objection. he says that she shouldn't be with her mother because lynn has a
and dustin hoffman would support her if she ran but what chatter are you hearing around the white house about that? >> reporter: democratic sources tell me the secretary of state just hasn't decided yet. she's still in the process of mulling over this decision. having said that, they also tell me that the political operation is doing what they need to do to preserve the right to run if that's what she decides to do in 2016. that's playing out behind the scenes. publicly we've seen this unfold for quite some time. her president, former president bill clinton, was president obama's key surrogate during this election cycle, setting the stage for president obama to return the favor in 2016. if she so decides to run. remember earlier this week, she was at the save and center for middle east policy and they ran that glossy video that felt like a campaign video in which she was praised by a number of officials, including president benjamin netanyahu. the stage sbing set f that's what she decides. if you go deeper into that poll, 66% of women say she should run, so higher than the national average. t
that you are 1/23rd israelite. >> welcome to the tribe, jack. >> "little fockers." great fun. with dustin hoffman. did you like making that? >> it's not a challenge. >> let's talk about your philanthropic career. because that's been almost as relentless and productive as anything else you've done. one of the particular things that you're so keen on is women's heart disease. tell me why that's been such a passionate thing for you. >> because, you know -- i'm -- i dislike inequality so much, whether it's gender issues or gay rights or whatever. even in the medical sciences there is discrimination. so it turns out that more women die of heart disease now than all cancers combined. more women die of heart disease rather than men, more women than men die of heart disease. did you know that? i was so shocked by some of these statistics. >> until i researched this interview and i saw why you were so strong about it. >> right. >> it's startling. >> 50 years of research have been done on men. i'll tell you a funny story, too. you realize how powerful females are, okay? that even in the research, a
that moment with charles durning when they saw him falling in love with dustin hoffman's character in "tootsie." >> you know, i only took two pictures my whole life, my high school graduation and my wedding. my wife was standing next to me. i never said i would want anybody to fill her place. that changed last weekend. >> lester? >> leslie. >> leslie? >> i have to do this now or i won't get through it. i never did believe it not getting down to it. >> oh, oh, oh no. >> i know it's fast. take some time to think about it. >> please. >> if the answer is no, then i'll know you took me seriously enough to think about it. >> i just need to be alone. >> i had the honor of working with charles durning in the short-lived tv series in which he was playing a supreme court justice. i was lucky enough to hear his stories about show business, but there was so much more to his life, especially before show business. which i learned about only today reading his obituary, which rewrote my understanding of charles durning. i knew that he didn't make his professional debut as an actor until he was well into his 3
, hilarious, daffney coleman and jessica -- he won bad picture. charles durning had it bad for dustin hoffman in drag and when he found it it was like a crying game. he loved this woman and wanted her and couldn't understand why she kept rebuffing him and dustin hoffman, you had to suspend disbelief any would want him the way he looked. it was more of a mental love. when he did find out, he was mad. >> a mental love. >> he was mad when he found out charles durning, just like in "crying game" wasn't what he thought she was. >> a quick segue to this story. we have go. it might have been his credit score, dustin hoffman's credit score, a story in the "new york times" today says date, people ask for the credit score, the equivalent of asking for your sexual disease history. >> i asked my wife for her credit score and sexual diseases. >> and never mind that -- >> people who ask for credit scores are people who have never seen "the odd couple". >> and someone who breaks up with the other one by text and say, it wasn't you, it was your credit score. >>> coming up, a big two hours and prospects for t
. including led zeppelin, david letterman and dustin hoffman. right now, the president out enjoying some afternoon golf with those guys. former president bill clinton, former dnc chair terry mccauliff and ron kerr. it's the president's third outing since winning reelection. only the second time ever, though, he has played golf with former president clinton. president obama has a full day today. >>> coming up, as another u.s. base comes under attack in afghanistan, we will look at what the war on terror will look like after american troops come home. >>> plus, there's the question of what to do with the several hundred detainees still locked up at guantanamo. we'll cover it all. the brain trust is here. they won't disappoint. they won't disappoint a whole lot. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a pr
. there's dave. as well as renowned actor dustin hoffman. >> the president recognized them for their influence on american culture. he said all started from humble beginnings and made it to the top of their profession. the kennedy center event is an annual december tradition. >> i think we'll actually see the show in a few weeks coming up. very cool. good crowd too. >> yeah. >>> and if you're like me, maybe you're feeling a little fancy. >> you feel fancy? >> i never feel fancy. gift wrapping means putting a present into one of the holiday gift bags with no handles. that's how i roll. but just pay those people at the mall to take care of it. that's the route i prefer. >> we call that convenience, right? >> amen. >> not for crafty folks who came to new york city to attack one of the most difficult holiday chores with the most difficult holiday gifts. it was a flurry of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows at scotch brand's recent gift wrapping competition in new york city. eight contestants from around the country came to compete for the title of most gifted wrapper. at stake,
. the late night comedian received this year's kennedy center honors along with dustin hoffman, the rock band led zeppelin, chicago blues man buddy guy, and ballerina natalia makarova. the kennedy center honors airs the day after christmas here on cbs. must-see tv in our house. >>> on capitol hill there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and some way find a way of avoiding the "fiscal cliff." >> if a budget plan is in the approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. treasury secretary timothy geithner says republicans should say how much they are willing to raise taxes on the wealthy. house speaker john boehner has dismissed president obama's plan as not serious. >>> stock futures indicate there will be modest gains when the stock market opens up this morning. >> yeah. this follows a week when all the key averages posted gains. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest on monday in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. well, asian markets were mostly high they are morning on improv
finds a way to salute an eclectic group of honor honorees. >> we've got my guy sitting next to dustin hoffman. dave letterman alongside one of the greatest ballerinas of all time. i couldn't think dave dances. there's no smooth transition from ballerina to led skep lin. they redefine the rock and roll lifestyle. we do not have video of this. there was some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around. so it's fitting that we're doing this in a room with windows about three inches thick. >> and oh baby, the palace makes it official, there was a reason she's been toasting with water, not wine. the duke and duchess are expecting. happy days. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a new week brings new opportunities for grid lock as speaker boehner -- joining me chris cizilla and managing editor of post politics.com and chuck todd, political director and host of the daily rundown. guys, busy weekend here in washington. and at every place i went, anybody i talked to, there was nothing but disappointment and the assumption as you've been saying, chuck, nothing will happen another
and journalists need some work. check 2. the kennedy center honors are given out. dustin hoffman and david letterman getting recognition. as part of the program ray romano chatted with tina fey. >> you don't get paid more than us, though. >> no, everybody gets scale. >> what is scale like 600. >> something like that. >> $678 i think. oh, that's 296 after taxes. [ laughter ] >> and next year the take home will be even less, ho ho ho. check 3, starbucks has a new $7 cup of coffee for your consideration. jimmy kimmel picked up on it. >> starbucks is introducing a new super premium $7 a cup brand of coffee. we are seeing if people can tell the difference between the regular and the super premium. >> okay. so try the different coffee. >> all righty. which is the super premium and why? >> i want to say this one because it has more of a richer taste. it tastes stronger, more premium, i guess. >> okay. i should mention that we didn't even bother to get the $7 coffee. [ laughter ] >> we got a cup of regular coffee and poured the exact same coffee in both cups. [ laughter ] >> this one is the smooth
in texas" in 1982. i and in "tootsie," he played the9 unwitting suitor of dustin hoffman, who was posing as a female soap opera star. charles durning was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. a now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part two of our look at upcoming elections.>g last night, i talked with newshour political editor christina bellantoni and shira toeplitz of roll call about hot senate contests. tonight, we continue our conversation. m welcome.o let's talk some more politics. i want to start with illinoise where jesse jackson, jr. whol just resigned his house seat has left a wide open political fight in his wake. >> there will be a specialbe election to fill his house seat which is the second district onr the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so fromu president obama's home.ag this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of the south side of chicago, sub urban parts.ry and rural farmland on the southern tip of the district. and such a diverse geography means the field is very diverse. a whole lot of
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